OK, everyone’s talking about the iPad today and I’m not going to contribute alot more to that but I saw the below device today at work and it made me think that for all the technological advances Apple’s announced (10 hr batter life – WAY better than my iPhone), there’s not really much of a new idea in the thing. I was hoping for something more.
So, behold… the iPad of the past:
If you look closely you’ll see its even called an eBook – and I’m sure there must’ve been a bookstore of some sorts to get them from. Admittedly, Apples will be better than this but it shows why I’m not wow-ed by the iPad, initially anyway.
And while joking about this while someone I was working with at the time, he reminded me of the TRUE ancestor – the Apple Newton. Remember those?
I guess its good to know that the drumbeat of mobile computing continues, even if we’re not wow-ed at every turn.